The Airports Act 1986

On this page you will find information about the Airports Act 1986.

The Airports Act 1986/Airport regulation under the Civil Aviation Act 2012

The CAA's economic regulation powers for the non-designated airports in England, Scotland and Wales under part 4 of the Airports Act and for the non-designated airports under the Airports (Northern Ireland) Order 1994 ceased from 1 April 2014. The CAA now licences Heathrow and Gatwick airports using its powers under the Civil Aviation Act 2012

This page contains documents relating to the CAA's regulation of airports under both Acts.

Operational resilience at Heathrow and Gatwick airports

Heathrow Q6 trigger definition sheets

Capital expenditure triggers at Heathrow and Gatwick - Q4 and Q5

Service quality at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted